I have a teacher who is using Google Calendar instead of the Canvas calendar. Is there a way to disable the Canvas calendar?
The problem is the calendar is each person's calendar not just a course calendar. A student can be in multiple courses and so even if you could disable the calendar, which you can't do through the front end, it reallly is not a great idea because it impacts other things than the single instructor. Our librarians have courses, our fine arts teachers have courses so even a self-contained elementary teacher is not the only course that a student may need to access and may show things on their calendar.
I agree with TERI! While Google Calendar may be more convenient for that instructor, it complicates things for other users, specifically students and observers. Consistency is key! If users are used to finding information in once place, it seems like having a "special case" for one course would be confusing.
I noticed that you're from a K-12 institution, so another reason to push for the adoption of Canvas Calendar is Canvas Parent. The app makes it really easy for observers to gain a snapshot of their student's or students' day, and the calendar is a significant part of what makes that possible.
If this instructor is set on integrating their Google Calendar, they can always publish the calendar and then embed the HTML into a Page. Again, that won't link or replace the Canvas Calendar, but it would be visible.
I have to agree with Kristin Lundstrum consistency is really key. We have one instructor who uses Google and it causes all sorts of confusion for the students. Its more convenient for the instructor, but really impacts the student experience.
It might be worth asking WHY the instructor wants to use Google Calendar. I used to use it because I could do a spreadsheet-based upload of all the assignment dates for the semester. Now, though, thanks to James Jones, there is a spreadsheet-based interface you can use to manage dates in a Canvas course. Do you think the instructor would find that helpful...?
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